[Members] number of Board / Council numbers

Alexander Gnauck gnauck at ag-software.de
Tue Sep 23 07:27:56 CDT 2008

> and so should we vote for only 3 board members? Or for any desired

There is no restriction of board members. You can vote yes on all 5
applicants if you think they will be good candidates for the XSF Board.

In the last years the XSF-Board wasn't that popular as the council. So we
had never more than 3 applicants. But as Peter said in his last email we
have to restrict the board members in the future.
We will also discuss this in the next board meeting. Feel also free to
discuss it here on the mailing lists.

Once we have found some conformance we have to add it to the bylaws and
approve it with the next vote (membership application in October).


On Mon, 22 Sep 2008 21:00:00 +0200, Jehan <jehan at zemarmot.net> wrote:

> Jehan
> Peter Saint-Andre a écrit :
>> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>> Some years ago, we limited the number of Council members to 5, so in
>>> Council elections only the top 5 vote-getters are elected. However,
>>> this is not reflected in the Bylaws.
>>> It's unclear even to me if we similarly restricted to Board to 3
>>> members. I thought we had, but I haven't yet found explicit evidence
>>> of that in the list archives. If we did, the top 3 vote-getters will
>>> be elected. If not, then any candidate receiving more than 50% of the
>>> vote will be elected. IMHO that could be confusing -- what if we have
>>> 20 people run for Board and they all receive 50% of the vote?
>>> I will do some further research about this and post links so we can
>>> get this clarified.
>> Sorry, I haven't had a chance to do this yet. I suggest that we put this
>> on the agenda for the meeting in which we vote on accepting new and
>> returning members for Q3 2008 (i.e., probably sometime in late October).
>> /psa

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